Brienne has an iPad. It wasn't a Christmas gift or a birthday gift. (This is one reason that expensive gifts are not a part of our Christmas celebrations. We buy our kids what they need, and what we can afford, throughout the year. We don't wait till Christmas.)
Brienne's iPad was a homeschool purchase. It's one of her main technology learning tools right now. Providing our kids the right technology tools at the right time is part of our homeschooling philosophy. And an iPad is a good fit for Brienne's needs and interests and even her curriculum. (Celine has a MacBook and Laurent and iPod, both chosen to best meet the child's learning needs.)
Lately, Brienne's interest in photography has shot through the roof. She is borrowing my camera more and more often and also taking hundreds of photos on her iPad. My kids have grown up with a mommy blogger. Recording the minutiae of domestic life is normal to them.
This Christmas I had fun taking photos of Brienne taking photos on her iPad. She thought it was a hoot also. She loves my interest in her photography.
Christmas through her "lens".